Joan Horte

Obituary of Joan Horte

Joan T. Horte passed away on Monday, December 25, 2006, at the Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary at the age of 52. Joan was born in Dallas, Texas, on April 11, 1954. She graduated in mathematics and law from the Universities of Western Ontario and Ottawa. Joan was a member of the Law Societies of Ontario and Alberta. Her early legal practice involved family law and civil litigation. Joan later specialized in oil and gas regulatory law, representing clients before the National Energy Board of Canada and other regulatory tribunals. She was also an active member of her church communities in Toronto, Ottawa and Calgary. Joan’s family and friends will remember her generosity and extensive personal involvement with many charities, as well as her tremendous warmth, humour and integrity. For many years, Joan has struggled with cancer, and her determination, good cheer and unwavering faith throughout this ordeal have been an inspiration to all who knew her. Her gentle spirit will be sadly missed. Joan is survived by her mother Thelma; brothers Robert and Douglas (Bonnie); nieces Erica and Karen; and nephew Gary. She was predeceased recently by her beloved father Vernon. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, December 29, 2006 at 2:30p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433, or may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice. In living memory of Joan Horte a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.
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